Catcher in the Rye Analysis. Chapters 1-2. 1. Even though Holden “doesn’t feel like going into it” on page 1, what do you learn about him and his family from his commentary?. 2. “I was trying to feel some kind of good-by” (4). What does this tell you about Holden?.
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1. Even though Holden “doesn’t feel like going into it” on page 1, what do you learn about him and his family from his commentary?
What does this tell you about Holden?
1. Look at page 40. Holden says he has a problem remembering this incident. Do you believe him? Why?
What does Holden mean? What does this tell us about his character?
1. “Even if you did go around saving guys’ lives and all, how would you know if you did it because you really wanted to save guys’ lives….” (172).
1. What signs and symptoms did Holden present that show he had a nervous breakdown?
No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manner of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
How does this poem connect to Holden’s character and the themes found in The Catcher in the Rye?
Holden tells us that his brother D.B. is “out in Hollywood…being a prostitute. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s the movies” (2).
Holden calls his brother a prostitute because
Holden’s love for the museum and its exhibits reflects his